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Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke, 85-83 in OT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) With a breakaway layup at the overtime buzzer, Stephen F. Austin pulled off a shocker for the ages and did what no team outside the ACC had done in almost 20 years - topple mighty Duke at home.

The underdog Lumberjacks and their high-pressure defense took over at Cameron Indoor Stadium as No. 1 Duke lost its grip on everything: The ball, the game, its prized home-court winning streak and, ultimately, the nation's top ranking.

Stephen F. Austin stunned the Blue Devils 85-83 in overtime Tuesday night, with Nathan Bain's coast-to-coast layup just before time expired bringing a jarring end to Duke's 150-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents.

''I told our players, `Banners can't beat us tonight,''' SFA coach Kyle Keller said. ''The players have to beat us.''

Representing the little-known Southland Conference, the Lumberjacks became the first non-Atlantic Coast Conference school to beat Duke at Cameron since St. John's in February 2000, and the second unranked squad to upset a No. 1 team on its home floor in two weeks after Evansville went into Rupp Arena and knocked off Kentucky 67-64.

Duke had the ball late in overtime, but Tre Jones missed a jumper with about 15 seconds left and Wendell Moore rebounded it for the Blue Devils. Hounded by the Lumberjacks' active defense, Jones threw a bounce pass toward the baseline that got broken up, and the ball kicked away from Matthew Hurt in a scramble with around three seconds to go.

Gavin Kensmil snatched it on the ground and passed from the seat of his pants to Bain, who split two Blue Devils players and went nearly the length of the floor for a buzzer-beating layup with Duke forward Jack White in futile pursuit.

''I looked up at the clock and saw I had 2.6 seconds, just going as fast as I can to lay it up. Like a layup drill. Prayed it would go in,'' Bain said. ''I wasn't sure if the guy was going to foul me or not. Get it on the rim to give us a chance.''

Kevon Harris scored 26 points and Kensmil added 15 for the Lumberjacks (5-1).

''It means the world,'' Harris said.

Vernon Carey had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-1), who committed 22 turnovers and shot just 11 of 24 from the free throw line in the second half.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski ''told us at halftime about getting back'' on defense, guard Cassius Stanley said. ''It's kind of what we deserved. We didn't listen to him, and it hurt us eventually at the end.''

Jones had 17 points and 12 assists - but also eight turnovers against a Stephen F. Austin defense that is the nation's best at generating takeaways. The Lumberjacks, who entered at No. 262 in Ken Pomeroy's efficiency rankings, lead Division I by forcing 25.8 turnovers per game - a huge challenge, it turned out, for a young Duke team that started four freshmen and a sophomore and has had issues taking care of the ball.

''Deny the ball, pressure teams, turn them over,'' Bain said. ''People don't like pressure. Everyone wants to be comfortable, be able to see the floor. It's a winning formula - you deny passes, you pressure the ball, make people play 1-on-1, and that's hard. You can't do that for 40 minutes. You have to have some great lungs.''

There were two ties and a lead change in the final minute of regulation, with Kensmil tying it at 81 on his layup with 19 seconds remaining. That left Duke with the last shot before OT, but after Jones missed a turnaround jumper with about four seconds left, the rebound was batted around to Stanley, whose jumper off the glass went off the rim at the buzzer.

BIG PICTURE

Stephen F. Austin: No question the Lumberjacks earned the biggest victory in program history. Bain, a fifth-year senior, was a freshman on the Thomas Walkup-led team that upset eighth-ranked West Virginia as a No. 14 seed in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

''It doesn't get much bigger than this,'' Bain said. ''But getting a win inside the NCAA Tournament, that's a different type of sweet. That's a different type of taste you want to have. We didn't get that last year.''

Duke: This Duke team didn't have the feeling of invincibility that some of its predecessors had, in part because it committed at least 16 turnovers in three of its first six games. The Blue Devils' offense was completely flummoxed at times by the Lumberjacks' unrelenting pressure, and as a result, their run at No. 1 will end after two weeks. For the second straight season, they lost at home to an unranked opponent as the No. 1 team, with the Zion Williamson-led squad falling to Syracuse.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Duke became the third No. 1 team to lose this season - and Thanksgiving hasn't even arrived yet. The defeat will surely cost the Blue Devils at least a few spots in the poll Monday.

STREAK STATS

Duke fell to 292-9 in nonconference home games under Krzyzewski, and this was the first such loss since an 83-82 setback against St. John's on Feb. 26, 2000. The defeat means the nation's longest such winning streak now belongs to Butler - which has 55 straight nonconference wins at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

UP NEXT

Stephen F. Austin: Visits Arkansas State on Saturday.

Duke: Plays host to Winthrop on Friday night.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Duke  
19:45   Shooting foul on Kevon Harris  
19:45 +1 Tre Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 0-1
19:45 +1 Tre Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 0-2
19:24 +3 John Comeaux made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevon Harris 3-2
19:07   Offensive foul on Tre Jones  
19:07   Turnover on Tre Jones  
18:51   Offensive foul on John Comeaux  
18:51   Turnover on John Comeaux  
18:40   Bad pass turnover on Tre Jones, stolen by Kevon Harris  
18:33   Kevon Harris missed layup  
18:31   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
18:25 +3 Cassius Stanley made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tre Jones 3-5
18:11   Personal foul on Wendell Moore Jr.  
17:59   Gavin Kensmil missed layup, blocked by Cassius Stanley  
17:59   Offensive rebound by Stephen F. Austin  
17:50   Nathan Bain missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:48   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
17:36   Lost ball turnover on Wendell Moore Jr., stolen by Gavin Kensmil  
17:26 +2 Nathan Bain made layup, assist by John Comeaux 5-5
17:11   Bad pass turnover on Wendell Moore Jr.  
17:05   Roti Ware missed layup  
17:03   Defensive rebound by Duke  
16:53 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made layup, assist by Tre Jones 5-7
16:36   Sama'Zha Hart missed jump shot  
16:34   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
16:21   Shooting foul on Sama'Zha Hart  
16:21 +1 Cassius Stanley made 1st of 2 free throws 5-8
16:21 +1 Cassius Stanley made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-9
16:03 +2 Kevon Harris made layup 7-9
15:51   Alex O'Connell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:49   Offensive rebound by Jack White  
15:44 +2 Jack White made dunk 7-11
15:28   Bad pass turnover on David Kachelries, stolen by Tre Jones  
15:18   Personal foul on David Kachelries  
15:01   Lost ball turnover on Javin DeLaurier, stolen by Kevon Harris  
14:54 +2 Kevon Harris made layup 9-11
14:50 +2 Cassius Stanley made layup, assist by Tre Jones 9-13
14:48   Bad pass turnover on Kevon Harris, stolen by Jack White  
14:47 +2 Wendell Moore Jr. made layup, assist by Jack White 9-15
14:47   Shooting foul on Roti Ware  
14:47   Wendell Moore Jr. missed free throw  
14:47   Defensive rebound by Cameron Johnson  
14:30   John Comeaux missed layup  
14:28   Offensive rebound by Cameron Johnson  
14:24 +2 Cameron Johnson made tip-in 11-15
14:20 +2 Tre Jones made layup 11-17
14:02   Cameron Johnson missed jump shot, blocked by Javin DeLaurier  
14:00   Defensive rebound by Tre Jones  
13:58   Wendell Moore Jr. missed layup, blocked by John Comeaux  
13:58   Defensive rebound by Stephen F. Austin  
13:38 +2 Cameron Johnson made layup, assist by Nathan Bain 13-17
13:08 +2 Jordan Goldwire made layup, assist by Wendell Moore Jr. 13-19
12:54   Gavin Kensmil missed hook shot, blocked by Vernon Carey Jr.  
12:52   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
12:41 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made layup, assist by Wendell Moore Jr. 13-21
12:25 +2 Gavin Kensmil made layup, assist by Cameron Johnson 15-21
11:59 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made floating jump shot, assist by Tre Jones 15-23
11:39   Roti Ware missed jump shot  
11:37   Defensive rebound by Tre Jones  
11:23   Offensive foul on Wendell Moore Jr.  
11:23   Turnover on Wendell Moore Jr.  
11:04 +2 Kevon Harris made driving layup 17-23
10:48 +2 Tre Jones made jump shot, assist by Jordan Goldwire 17-25
10:28   Bad pass turnover on Gavin Kensmil, stolen by Cassius Stanley  
10:22   Personal foul on Gavin Kensmil  
10:22 +1 Vernon Carey Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 17-26
10:22 +1 Vernon Carey Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-27
10:07   Lost ball turnover on Roti Ware, stolen by Matthew Hurt  
10:03 +2 Matthew Hurt made layup 17-29
9:51   Gavin Kensmil missed layup, blocked by Vernon Carey Jr.  
9:49   Defensive rebound by Jordan Goldwire  
9:40 +2 Vernon Carey Jr. made layup, assist by Jordan Goldwire 17-31
9:22   Shooting foul on Cassius Stanley  
9:22   Gavin Kensmil missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:22 +1 Gavin Kensmil made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-31
9:22 +1 Gavin Kensmil made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-31
9:03 +2 Matthew Hurt made layup, assist by Vernon Carey Jr. 18-33
8:41   Sama'Zha Hart missed layup, blocked by Jordan Goldwire  
8:39   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
8:31   Cassius Stanley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:29   Defensive rebound by Sama'Zha Hart  
8:21 +2 Kevon Harris made layup 20-33
8:13   Lost ball turnover on Matthew Hurt, stolen by Nathan Bain  
8:06 +2 Kevon Harris made layup, assist by Nathan Bain 22-33
7:54   Lost ball turnover on Tre Jones, stolen by Kevon Harris  
7:46 +2 Kevon Harris made layup, assist by John Comeaux 24-33
7:20   Vernon Carey Jr. missed layup  
7:18   Defensive rebound by Sama'Zha Hart  
6:58   John Comeaux missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
6:40 +2 Matthew Hurt made layup, assist by Tre Jones 24-35
6:27 +2 John Comeaux made reverse layup 26-35
6:20   Personal foul on Nathan Bain  
6:20 +1 Matthew Hurt made 1st of 2 free throws 26-36
6:20 +1 Matthew Hurt made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-37
6:00 +2 Cameron Johnson made driving layup 28-37
6:00   Shooting foul on Jack White  
6:00   Cameron Johnson missed free throw  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Javin DeLaurier  
5:46   Cassius Stanley missed layup, blocked by Oddyst Walker  
5:45   Offensive rebound by Duke  
5:45   Cassius Stanley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:43   Offensive rebound by Jack White  
5:39   Personal foul on Oddyst Walker  
5:39   Jack White missed free throw  
5:39   Offensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
5:32   Personal foul on Calvin Solomon  
5:32   Jack White missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:32 +1 Jack White made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-38
5:32 +1 Jack White made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-38
5:19   Lost ball turnover on David Kachelries, stolen by Tre Jones  
5:05   Bad pass turnover on Tre Jones  
4:49 +2 Kevon Harris made running Jump Shot 30-38
4:27   Joey Baker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:25   Defensive rebound by Kevon Harris  
4:22   Personal foul on Joey Baker  
4:04 +2 Charlie Daniels made layup 32-38
3:51   Bad pass turnover on Jack White, stolen by Nathan Bain  
3:40   Offensive foul on Charlie Daniels  
3:40   Turnover on Charlie Daniels  
3:23   Wendell Moore Jr. missed jump shot  
3:21   Defensive rebound by Nathan Bain  
3:16 +2 Kevon Harris made layup 34-38
2:58   Vernon Carey Jr. missed layup  
2:56   Defensive rebound by Charlie Daniels  
2:45   Traveling violation turnover on Cameron Johnson  
2:33 +3 Tre Jones made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wendell Moore Jr. 34-41
2:04 +2 Kevon Harris made layup 36-41
1:52   Bad pass turnover on Tre Jones, stolen by John Comeaux  
1:49 +2 Kevon Harris made dunk, assist by John Comeaux 38-41
1:40   Shooting foul on Gavin Kensmil  
1:40 +1 Matthew Hurt made 1st of 2 free throws 38-42
1:40 +1 Matthew Hurt made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-43
1:23   Kevon Harris missed hook shot  
1:21   Defensive rebound by Matthew Hurt  
59.0   Matthew Hurt missed 3-pt. jump shot  
58.0   Defensive rebound by Stephen F. Austin  
46.0   Sama'Zha Hart missed 3-pt. jump shot  
44.0   Defensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
38.0   Tre Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
36.0   Defensive rebound by Sama'Zha Hart  
25.0 +2 Sama'Zha Hart made layup, assist by Charlie Daniels 40-43
4.0   Personal foul on John Comeaux  
4.0 +1 Tre Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 40-44
4.0 +1 Tre Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-45
1.0   Kevon Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Duke  

Time Team Play Score
19:58   Lost ball turnover on John Comeaux, stolen by Tre Jones  
19:55   Shooting foul on John Comeaux  
19:55   Tre Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws  
19:55   Tre Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
19:55   Defensive rebound by Nathan Bain  
19:44 +2 Gavin Kensmil made layup, assist by John Comeaux 42-45
19:21   Cassius Stanley missed jump shot  
19:19   Defensive rebound by Nathan Bain  
18:57   Nathan Bain missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:55   Defensive rebound by Duke  
18:42   Bad pass turnover on Tre Jones, stolen by Roti Ware  
18:33   Lost ball turnover on Gavin Kensmil, stolen by Cassius Stanley  
18:32   Shooting foul on Nathan Bain  
18:32 +1 Wendell Moore Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 42-46
18:32 +1 Wendell Moore Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-47
18:05   Roti Ware missed jump shot  
18:03   Offensive rebound by John Comeaux  
17:57   Lost ball turnover on John Comeaux  
17:35 +2 Cassius Stanley made alley-oop shot, assist by Tre Jones 42-49
17:20   Jumpball received by Duke  
17:20   Lost ball turnover on John Comeaux, stolen by Tre Jones  
17:07   Cassius Stanley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:05   Defensive rebound by Gavin Kensmil  
17:04   Personal foul on Matthew Hurt  
16:53   John Comeaux missed layup, blocked by Vernon Carey Jr.  
16:53   Offensive rebound by Stephen F. Austin  
16:38 +2 Gavin Kensmil made hook shot 44-49
16:16   Shooting foul on Nathan Bain  
16:16 +1 Wendell Moore Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 44-50
16:16 +1 Wendell Moore Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-51
16:02   Kevon Harris missed jump shot, blocked by Vernon Carey Jr.  
16:00   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
15:53   Cassius Stanley missed jump shot  
15:51   Defensive rebound by Sama'Zha Hart  
15:45   Cameron Johnson missed layup, blocked by Cassius Stanley  
15:43   Offensive rebound by Sama'Zha Hart  
15:44   Sama'Zha Hart missed tip-in  
15:43   Offensive rebound by Stephen F. Austin  
15:39   Shooting foul on Cassius Stanley  
15:39   Kevon Harris missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:39 +1 Kevon Harris made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-51
15:27   Shooting foul on Sama'Zha Hart  
15:27   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:27   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:26   Defensive rebound by Stephen F. Austin  
15:13   Sama'Zha Hart missed layup, blocked by Vernon Carey Jr.  
15:11   Defensive rebound by Wendell Moore Jr.  
14:59   Personal foul on Sama'Zha Hart  
14:54   Matthew Hurt missed jump shot  
14:52   Defensive rebound by Gavin Kensmil  
14:48 +2 Cameron Johnson made dunk, assist by Gavin Kensmil 47-51
14:36 +2 Matthew Hurt made layup, assist by Tre Jones 47-53
14:21   Kevon Harris missed jump shot  
14:19   Defensive rebound by Wendell Moore Jr.  
14:10   Matthew Hurt missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:08   Defensive rebound by Gavin Kensmil  
14:03 +2 David Kachelries made layup, assist by Gavin Kensmil 49-53
13:45   Bad pass turnover on Tre Jones, stolen by Gavin Kensmil  
13:18   Charlie Daniels missed jump shot  
13:16   Defensive rebound by Vernon Carey Jr.  
13:16   Personal foul on Gavin Kensmil  
13:07   Tre Jones missed jump shot  
13:05   Defensive rebound by Cameron Johnson  
12:44   Personal foul on Javin DeLaurier  
12:39 +2 Cameron Johnson made layup 51-53
12:21 +2 Alex O'Connell made layup 51-55
12:03   Charlie Daniels missed dunk  
12:01   Defensive rebound by Tre Jones  
11:38   Lost ball turnover on Alex O'Connell, stolen by Cameron Johnson  
11:33   Cameron Johnson missed layup, blocked by Cassius Stanley  
11:31   Offensive rebound by Nathan Bain  
11:27   Kevon Harris missed layup  
11:26   Offensive rebound by Cameron Johnson  
11:26   Personal foul on Tre Jones  
11:21   Kevon Harris missed jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Javin DeLaurier  
11:18   Personal foul on Charlie Daniels  
11:18   Javin DeLaurier missed free throw  
11:18   Offensive rebound by Cassius Stanley  
11:16   Shooting foul on Charlie Daniels  
11:16   Cassius Stanley missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:16 +1 Cassius Stanley made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-56
11:02   Personal foul on Javin DeLaurier  
11:01   Shooting foul on Jack White  
11:01   Nathan Bain missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:01 +1 Nathan Bain made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-56
10:49   Shooting foul on John Comeaux  
10:49   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:49 +1 Vernon Carey Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-57
10:27 +2 Gavin Kensmil made layup, assist by Kevon Harris 54-57
10:14 +3 Tre Jones made 3-pt. jump shot 54-60
9:46 +2 Nathan Bain made layup 56-60
9:34   Shooting foul on Roti Ware  
9:34   Tre Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:34 +1 Tre Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-61
9:17 +2 Nathan Bain made dunk, assist by Gavin Kensmil 58-61
9:04   Personal foul on Gavin Kensmil  
9:04   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:04   Vernon Carey Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Gavin Kensmil  
9:04